On MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday, Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs downplayed the significance of a Gallup poll Monday that showed the president and Mitt Romney tied among women voters in battleground states.
Absolutely we expected a tightening race. Look, we had 53 percent of the vote four years ago. So obviously everyone expected this to be an extraordinarily tight race three and a half weeks out. I should point out about the Gallup poll you mentioned. We put out a memo on this yesterday. I do not think any poll in the last two weeks has shown what the Gallup poll did in terms of a tie among female voters. You know, CNN did an Ohio poll late last week where we were leading among women in Ohio by 22 points. I do not tnk that the Gallup survey that shows a tie among female voters is what's going on in the country because we've not seen it replicated in any other either battleground state or national poll.